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R5RS Proposal proposal (bitvectors)

I propose that someone propose that bitvectors be added to Scheme
in the Revised^5 Report. I will not be able to attend the meeting
so I don't think it is my place to make a formal proposal.

I just want to be able to have bitvectors and bitwise logical AND
and OR and NOT and so on. This is partly because I simulate digital
chips and partly because I am envious of other languages that claim
high efficiency algorithms by using bitvectors to scoreboard things
like set operations (union/intersection/etc as OR/AND etc).

MIT Scheme seems to have bitvectors and so does Common LISP. Should I
hack out a proposal based on them or does someone else want to hack
this out?

Or is there widespread objection to having this new datatype in the

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